Blackboard Collaborate

Information about Collaborate Classic, an online interactive platform for online and distance learning, meetings and events. 

Collaborate Classic

What is Collaborate Classic?

Collaborate Classic is an online interactive session platform. It can be used by staff/students outside of Minerva for online and distance learning, meetings, and events. It includes audio, video, text chat, an interactive whiteboard, PowerPoint display, application sharing, breakout rooms, polling, and session recording. More information on Collaborate Classic is available on the Minerva Support pages.

Staff who use Minerva have an alternative product available: Collaborate Ultra. This is available via Minerva modules and organisations. Help and guidance on Collaborate Ultra is available on the Minerva Support pages.

If you decide you need access to Collaborate Classic, please read the following FAQs.

Training on Collaborate Classic

Bespoke training and support for individuals and teams is available on Collaborate Classic from OD&PL (Organisational Development and Professional Learning). Please contact for further information.

Requesting access to Collaborate Classic

After reading the FAQs, if you decide that you qualify and would like to apply for Collaborate Classic, please use the following form. Please note: Collaborate Classic does not work when accessed via Desktop Anywhere.